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TEMPERED GLASS

As with heat-strengthened glass, it is re-heated to just below the melting point, but suddenly cooled. When shattered it breaks into small pieces. It is approximately five times stronger than standard annealed glass. It must be used as safety glazing in patio doors, entrance doors, side lites, and other hazardous locations. It can’t be re-cut […]

TEMPERER

Manufacturer of tempered glass, which is heat treated either vertically or horizontally. Tempered glass, when shattered, breaks into rounded, smooth pieces of glass, rather than sharp, irregular pieces.

TWO-PART COMPOUND

A product which is necessarily packaged in two separate containers. It is comprised of a base and the curing agent or accelerator. The two components are uniformly mixed just prior to its use since, when mixed, it cures and its useful life is quite limited from the standpoint of application characteristics.

TOOLING

Operation of pressing in and striking a compound in a joint in order to press compound against the sides of a joint and secure good adhesion. Also the finishing off of the surface of a compound in a joint so that it is flush with the surface.

TOLERANCE

Permissible deviation from a nominal or specified dimension or value.

TOE BEAD

Compound applied at the base of channel before setting lite or panel, its purpose being a secondary seal to prevent leakage past the exterior stop.

TINTED GLASS

A mineral admixture is incorporated in the glass, resulting an a degree of tinting. Any tinting reduces both visual and radiant transmittance.

TILT WINDOW

A single or double hung window whose operable sash can be tilted into the room for interior washability.

THERMAL BREAK

An element of low conductivity placed between elements of higher conductivity in an effort to reduce the flow of heat and cold, i.e., insulation.

TROMBE WALL

Glass covered concrete wall that collects and stores heat passively. Heat radiates back into the outdoors or into internal air or heating.